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Thai army invents eucalyptus tank armour

20th November 2016 - 18:56 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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The Royal Thai Army has invented multipurpose armour made from eucalyptus wood for its M60A3 main battle tanks (MBT) to improve their protection against anti-tank weapons.

The wood armour was tested before high-ranking army commanders and the outcome was declared ‘very satisfactory’. The add-on armour is now awaiting authorisation to ...

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